OFFCenter is a community art space located in the heart of Albuquerque. The center is home to a studio, a gallery and a sales shop. Anyone in the community is welcome to come to OFFCenter to make and buy art. Artists of low income are especially encouraged to make art in the studio, sell their work in the sales shop and submit their work for display in the gallery. Individuals, families and groups participate in a wide variety of both casual open studios and organized activities.
We believe in art making as central to community building. Shared creative expression leads to shared visions and the emergence of a compassionate common life.
Artists at OFFCenter are self-described. They determine the meaning and value of their own work. As members of the community of artists, they help envision and decide the direction of the program. They support and inspire each other through informal contact and involvement in the Emerging Artists Network. The network meets every Friday from 4 to 5PM and visitors are welcome.
OFFCenter Community Arts Project is a private non-profit, 501©3 organization.